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The Orthodox Church is the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church professed in the Nicene Creed, which guards the "faith once for all delivered to the saints" (Jude 3). The Orthodox Church is the fullness of the Gospel and we seek to share this fullness with all who will hear.

ALL ARE WELCOME! There are not separate "seeker services" and your children stand right by your side. In Orthodoxy, we offer only ONE service on Sunday, since as the Body of Christ we share only ONE meal side-by-side. The Eucharist (The Divine Liturgy, Holy Communion) is the whole family receiving Christ as one.

To receive Holy Communion, Orthodox Christians prepare themselves through confession and by prayer and fasting. We take this gift very seriously. For this reason only Orthodox Christians may receive communion, for we share a common vision of both the personal and communal aspects of doing so, and embrace a common way of preparing. Nevertheless, we pray for the day on which you will share fully in the faith of the Church as we have received it, and join us in receiving the Holy Mysteries (Sacraments).

The Orthodox Church does not deny or deprecate the expressions of the various Non-Orthodox expressions, but rather exists as fullness. There will be many sights, sounds, scents, and words that you have never heard before or experienced. Please ask us!

The Orthodox Church is the 'early' Church, the 'ancient' Church, or more simply 'The Church'. If this is what you seek, then you need not look further.

Your servant in Christ Jesus Our Lord,

Father John Mikita+